Sector Leader, Pharma & Biotech R&D, Professional Search

Francesca joined Korn Ferry RPO and Professional Search in Milan in 2013. Within Korn Ferry Francesca is a Principal for Life Sciences and specializes in supporting Korn Ferry's international clients as well as local Companies with pan-European assignments across R &D Sales & Marketing and Medical functions.

Ms. Lazzarin has a proven track record in supporting Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Devices companies in identifying top candidates from commercial operation to R&D. Sheworks with clients to understand their talent strategy and needs, delivering top professionals from senior management to VP level.

Her experience covers a wide range of functions and spans various therapeutic areas such as oncology/immuno oncology, neurosciences, respiratory and rare diseases. These include global pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, and contract research organizations on Executive Search.

In addition to this role, Ms. Lazzarin is also Sector Leader R&D Pharma & Biotech EMEA working across the Region with International accounts supporting them in Talent Management and Executive Search.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, she started her career in the pharmaceutical industry at GSK in the HR department; she then moved into Executive Search initially with Ken Clark International and after with Euromedica where she spent almost 8 years based in London.

Ms. Lazzarin is fluent in Italian and English. She holds a Degree in Science of Formative Processes & Psychology.

She is fluent in both Italian and English.